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06-28-2012, 01:19 AM
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Originally Posted by bernmeister View Post
There is no reason why they shouldn't.
On the other hand, Semin would be a fool not to be wooed at every offer.

I am for overpaying Semin to get him. ....

but only for 1 repeat ONE year

This way if he's lazy, not a fit, whatever, no long term baggage.
He'll be more inclined to take more years,
but enough extra $$ for 1 yr and run at the cup and chance to rebuild his image for REALLY big payday might sell him to us.
Well, players of his age and stature often sign one year deals, especially after they're coming off of a one year deal that already delayed their first UFA off-season.

I'm pretty sure Semin is going to sign for no fewer than 3-4 years, and he'll do it in a place where it's less likely that he'll clash with a coach that will be riding his ass non-stop.

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